Marty’s photo of the day #4016: This is an amethystine python that I photographed on a night hike through the rainforest of northern Queensland, Australia. He was about 7 feet-long, but somewhere in this forest was Mom, at 23 feet-long. If only I could find her.
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Marty’s photo of the day #3928: When Deb and I traveled to Queensland, Australia, we happened to visit areas uninhabited by large kangaroos. All we saw were three relocated eastern gray kangaroos that hung around the first place we stayed. So this photo was pretty much our big kangaroo moment. Later, we saw wallabies and […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3698: I took this photo while standing next to the engineer. We were heading into Australia’s outback on a narrow-gauge train called the Savannahlander. In the United States, train tracks are 4 feet, 8.5 inches wide, but this train traveled on tracks that were just 3 feet, 6 inches wide.
Marty’s photo of the day #3600: Deb and I were just talking about returning to Australia. This time for a month. Bonnie, the silver wallaroo, is now full-grown and has been returned to the wild—so holding her will be out of the question—but if we go, I’m sure we’ll find something equally cute to hold.
Marty’s photo of the day #3563: This is a white-lipped tree frog, photographed in Queensland, Australia. Photographic note: I took this photo with my first digital camera—a Sony Mavica that recorded directly onto a mini cd. Digital cameras have come a long way since then, but I have yet to find a camera that does […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3548: This excerpt from the Australia chapter in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains the shot: Earlier in this chapter, I promised to introduce you to a bizarre creature that would eliminate all reasonable doubts of evolution. I found such a creature—in fact, oodles […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3528: The following excerpt from my newly published sixth book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer, takes place in Australia: I had decided to hike up every river within a ten-mile stretch of Queensland coast. Since all the rivers dropped down from the mountains, I […]